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Bandarawela Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very beautiful old hotel with very nice staffs. It has a really lovely atmosphere and I really love it! They have a very nice new year party every year specially when Mr Perera was the manager it was really great!

This hotel was not to my taste, I found the colonial rooms more like a Victorian prison decor. The toilet faced the bath with barely enough room for your legs. The door to what I presume was a type of shared balcony was beside the toilet and only had a small shoot bolt for a lock. The food served for the evening meal was awful and breakfast wasn’t much better. Totally over priced, would never return or recommend.

Hotel located at the prime area offers an amazing, mesmerizing view of the hills at night time. Its a colonial building which takes you to the past. It is still maintained so superbly and gives you a beautiful feel. Rooms are good and okay though not more spacious. Bathrooms still could be maintained properly and cleanly. Wifi access is an issue. Food are good and staffs are warm and friendly. Weather was amazingly superb with a nice drink in the evening on the outside garden area will really leaves you so zapped.

This hotel is located in the middle of the Bandarawela town. it has a colonial look and hotel tries its best to preserve that oldish look. rooms were good and the service was very good. we enjoyed the food and overall it was a good experience. it is good to have a electric kettle in the room.

Stayed here for one night! Very kind staff. Hotel very oldfashioned and built in english colonial style. Rooms ok without airconditioning and with a wastable. Toilet in bathroom but not very handy for people with long legs. If sit on toilet better put your legs in the bathtube🙄😝Very good dinner and compliments for the cook!

We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka which was a very pleasant experience for us. It is an old style colonial hotel which has been renovated just enough to make it comfortable without ruining the colonial ambience. The hotel is surrounded by well tended and fairly extensive "English" gardens. It is placed very close to the centre of the town, but is slightly removed from the the noise, hustle and bustle of the town by its location on top of a small hill. It is close to the bus and rail station. We advise tourists to catch the local bus transport as we did on a number of occasions to see different sights. All the staff at the hotel were very polite, responsive and attentive including the cleaners, front of house staff, and restaurant staff. Particular mention should go to Siran, the front of house manager who is a very professional and hands on manager ensuring that a high quality product is offered to guests at all times. Another particular mention should go to the senior waiter, Reginald, who served us impeccably in the restaurant. While you are staying here, we highly recommend that you visit the Dambatenne tea factory. The tour provided here is the best tea factory tour we have been on. This hotel and location is highly recommended if you want to escape the heat and humidity of Colombo for a few days

If you like wall to wall carpeting and a tiled bathroom this will not be the place for you! If you like history and old fashion good service with great looking polished wood floors then this is the place. Great food wonderful service and a delightful nights sleep.

The Hotel is a colonial bungalow, well preserved and beautifully maintained, In the heart of the City and all shops and eateries are very close to the Hotel, very quite as night, The Breakfast was good value for the money we paid. Good linen, clean rooms, beautiful indoor garden. The resident manager Mr. Shiran, made us more comfortable. Very attentive. he is all over the place taking care of Guests. Thank you Mr. Shiran.

Charming old hotel, very colonial and quirky. Very nice bar for relaxing from the heat and travelling. Rooms were dated but part of its charm. The only disappointment was the evening dinner, nothing drastically wrong but just not as good as the usual standard experienced on our travels in Sri Lanka. Easy walk from the train station.

If you want a great experince, and to try a differrent kind of hotel, this is the place to be. You feel you are back in cononial time, and you get the emotions you never had before in a hotel. Beause the manager and the staff, we kindly was invited! The food was not only taste good, it was also looking good. You feel they want everything perfect. Because we had bad experince with our agent Tui (local agent SpencerAtkins) the hotel gave us the presidental suite. We want to thank all of the staff for the great experince! I hope the photo's give a good impression, but for the feeling you have to be there!

No. 14, Welimada Road Bandarawela

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Badulla District, Bandarawela Hotel is 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from Kinellan Tea Factory and 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Uva Halpewaththa Tea Factory. This 33-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant, free self parking, and a conference center. It's in the mountains and also within a 20-minute drive of Nine Arches Bridge and Ella Rock.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


All 33 recently renovated rooms provide free bottled water, ceiling fans, and phones. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Bandarawela Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 421 reviews